Actor and stand-up comic Taylor Negron has died. The hilarious and talented actor died after a very long battle with cancer.
Taylor Negron was just 57-years-old.
It was love at first sight as the pizza guy in Fast Times and the mailman in Better Off Dead RIP #TaylorNegron One of the best.
— Andrew Hawtrey (@andrewhawtrey) January 11, 2015
Deadline reported that Chuck Negron, the cousin of Taylor, of the band Three Dog Night, released a video online declaring the sad news of the actor’s passing. It was a very somber video and one that is now starting to make the rounds.
“I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away. His mother, his brother, Alex, and my brother, Rene, and his wife Julie, were all there with him. May he rest in peace.”
Negron was born on August 1, 1957, in Glendale, California, to Lucy and Conrad Negron, Sr. In his life, he took on many roles, but things got started big and early as he had a private comedy seminar with Lucille Ball when he was younger.
Many of his biggest roles came throughout the ’80s and ’90s, and were sometimes a lot of bit parts. Still, those are many of the roles that Taylor Negron will be best remembered for in his career.
One of his most memorable roles was a very quick one in the 1982 cult classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High where he simply played the “Pizza Guy.” He showed up to a classroom and delivered a pizza to Jeff Spicoli, aka a young Sean Penn.
As Coming Soon noted, he did take on a huge role in 1991 when he starred as the villain opposite Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans in The Last Boy Scout. Like Fast Times, that’s another flick that is a cult classic.
My earliest memory of #TaylorNegron is “Easy Money”; my favorite memory of him is “Last Boyscout”.
— chris wallace (@cmw628) January 11, 2015
Over time, he appeared in many movies such as Better Off Dead, Angels in the Outfield, and Stuart Little. His very unique voice and delivery always meant that anyone you spoke to knew who he was.
Taylor Negron also appeared in a number of television shows including ER, Wizards of Waverly Place, Seinfeld, Party of Five, and so many more.
For many years, Taylor Negron battled cancer and it just finally got to be too much for him. There has been no information yet as to when a service or visitation may be held for Negron, but it may end up being private for just family and friends.
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